Our Transport Reform policy stream brings industry and government together to better understand the opportunities and challenges around new transport technologies and modes, and how we price these to ensure fairness and equity for all users.

We do this by:

  • researching and developing policy options that pave the way for the introduction of new technologies, telecommunications and data-driven solutions, including Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs), hydrogen fuel cell and zero-emissions vehicles, and shared mobility solutions;
  • providing a forum for ideas and debate on transport pricing and national regulatory reform; and
  • building strong, international partnerships with government agencies and industry players at the forefront of regulatory reform and technological innovation, and sharing their experience and knowledge with Australian governments and industry.

Our Transport Reform policy activites and events are underpinned by our ongoing support for workplace diversity and inclusion.


Key actions for 2020/21

  • Host a national Transport Reform Symposium to discuss and debate issues including the future role of hydrogen, take-up of EVs, and transport network pricing.
  • Co-develop a policy paper on transport network pricing and other demand management approaches to tackle congestion.
  • Plan our March 2021 International Study Visit (deferred from September 2020 because of COVID travel restrictions). As part of this planning process, engage with international stakeholders through a series of webinars and workshops to discuss the European experience in relation to road safety, efficiency and mobility.


Recent activities



Policy Stream Chair
Clare Gardiner-Barnes
Head of Strategy, Planning and
Innovation - Infrastructure NSW


Deputy Chair
Michele Huey,
Group Executive NSW


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International study visits

RA leads an annual delegation of senior government and transport industry officials on a study visit focusing on a key policy area.


Our 2019 delegation visited the US and Canada, gaining invaluable insights into collaborative approaches, strategies, innovative thinking and solutions that could be adopted to meet Australia’s future transport and city planning challenges. Read the Future Transport: Smart Cities report.


In September 2018, RA led its second international study visit - this time to Asia to explore the challenges and opportunities around 'future transport'. We concluded that Australia needs to shift its focus away from private vehicles and increase its investment in mass transit systems.  Read the Cities for the Future report.


In April 2017, RA led its first global study visit, comprising senior government and transport industry officials, to North America, the UK and Europe to find out how jurisdictions were preparing for the driverless roll-out.  Read the report, Preparing for the Driverless Revolution.